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Be informed on Who We Are, Our Vision, Mission, Goals, Objectives, Functionalities and Mandate.

Who we are

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) is an independent statutory body established under the Data Protection Act, 2012 (Act 843) to protect the privacy of the individual and personal data by regulating the processing of personal information. The Commission  provides for the process to obtain, hold, use or disclose personal information and for other related issues bordering on the protection of personal data. The Commission is given several powers under the Act including the power to acquire property under the State Property and Contracts Act, 1960 (C.A.6) or the State Lands Act, 1962 (Act 125). On the coming into force of the Act in October 2012, the Ministry of Communications (MoC) inaugurated its governing body in November 2012. The Commission has since been working assiduously to ensure implementation of the Act.

Our Vision Statement

To protect the Privacy of the Individual and personal data by regulating people, processes and technology.

Our Mission Statement

We are an independent Public Agency, which ensures the responsible and accountable processing of personal data of all living individuals, in compliance with statutory requirements; efficiently and effectively; as a regulator in Ghana and beyond.

Our Strategic Goals

  • STRATEGIC GOAL 1: protect the privacy of the individual and personal data in compliance with statutory requirements
  • STRATEGIC GOAL 2: provision of excellent public service by regulating people, processes and technology.
  • STRATEGIC GOAL 3: develop and maintain influence within the global data protection regulatory community.

Our Set Goals

Independance

Establish an independent, operational and sustainable Data Protection Commission

Pace Setter

To make Ghana the leading example for Data Protection in Africa.
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Growth

Increase the number of data protection responsive organisations who collect and use personal information.

Awareness

Increase individuals’ awareness of data protection rights and empower them to assert their data protection rights.

OUR FUNCTIONS

The Commission’s main functions as set out under section 3 of Act 843 are as follows:

Implement and monitor compliance with the provisions of this Act.
Make the administrative arrangements it considers appropriate for the discharge of its duties;
Investigate any complaint under this Act and determine it in the manner the Commission considers fair.
Keep and maintain the Data Protection Register.

The Commission provides for the process to obtain, hold, use or disclose personal information and for other related issues bordering on the protection of personal data.

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